Orkney Image Library

<< back
Bricks from the Black Building
The Orkney Image Library

Help us get organised! If we haven't correctly identified which area this picture is best listed under, please select it below and click Done!

view a random pic
Bricks from the Black Building

These are some of the bricks from the Black Building,they would have been brought up from Edinburgh.I assume that "NIDDRIE" & "PRESTON GRANGE" would be two brick making areas?

Are any of the factories still there?

Picture added on 28 May 2010 at 12:59
This picture is in the following groups
Black Building
The Niddrie brickworks was demolished and Niddrie housing estate built on the site.
Added by Neil Johnstone on 28 May 2010
Right both places had famous brickworks in the 19th and 20th century. Niddrie Mill Primary supposedly the last building to be build with bricks from Niddrie (now a suburb of Edinburgh) shall now be turned into appartments according to a Scotsman news a couple of days ago. Prestongrange brickworks nowadays are part of a fantastic industrial museum in East Lothian.
Added by Wolfgang on 28 May 2010
Added by Chris Shearer on 28 May 2010
Well done for saving them Robert! I wonder what else was saved from The Black Building?
Added by Al Hine on 29 May 2010
Have a look at this site.

Added by Magnus Ritch on 29 May 2010
Not there anymore. I think the brick manufacturers had a close affiliation to the coal mining industry. When the pits started closing then the brick manufacturers would've started going out of business.
Added by Yockenthwaite on 31 May 2010
Added by Wolfgang on 03 June 2010
The Niddrie Brickworks used to stand on the site of the Fort Kinnaird retail park.
Added by W. G. Miller on 04 June 2010
<< back

St Ola

Snowboarder on Wideford HillKirkwall Airport terminal buildingScapa panoramaScapa BayRognvald Keldie working in the harvest at LingroScapa Distillery staffOpening of new offices at Scapa DistilleryScapa School around 1933WindwicksAFS won the Airport Efficiency Competition 1958